BIBLE / THEOLOGY30
- B101 Grasping God’s Word3
This course examines God’s revelation of himself in the Bible with application to how we live faithfully in today’s world. It includes a study of the formation of the Bible and teaches a method for independent Bible study, including an emphasis on grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture.
- B111 Old Testament Literature3
This course surveys the books of the Hebrew Bible with particular attention paid to the history of the Israelite nation within the context of the Ancient Near East.
- B121 New Testament Literature3
- B122 Life and Teachings of Jesus3
The life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth will be explored according to the material presented in the synoptic gospels. Particular attention will be given to the historical, political, and cultural background of 1st century Palestine.
- B211 Pentateuch3
- B221 Acts of the Apostles3
- N.T. Elective (must be 300 or 400 level)3
- P100/200 Field Experience8
- P101 Spiritual Formation4
- P108 Vocational Seminar1
- P206 Living the Story3
- G101 Communications Theory3
This course explores what communication actually is and how to ensure the message that is sent is what is actually perceived and understood, via both verbal and nonverbal communication. Students will develop and deliver oral presentations.
- G281 Arts and Culture3
Diploma of Christian Studies
This diploma is designed for students seeking to develop lives of meaning, purpose, and faith. The goal is spiritual formation that shapes the heart, soul, mind, and body towards missional living that will change the world.
The diploma builds on the 30-credit-hour Certificate of Christian Foundations and serves as the foundation for the 128-credit-hour Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Religious Education, and Bachelor of Sacred Literature.
Students in the D.C.S. program will:
- Demonstrate growing competency in understanding, interpreting, applying, and communicating the biblical message
- Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the work of God and the Church throughout history and contemporary culture
- Experience Christ-centered community through meaningful participation in family, a local church and at ABC
- Strengthen their sense of self as they are spiritually formed through participating in study, prayer, and service
- Demonstrate confidence as they make decisions concerning further education or work that will enable them to be servant-leaders in God’s redemptive story